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ni·dus

 (nī′dəs)
n. pl. ni·dus·es or ni·di (-dī)
1. A central point or focus of infection by bacteria or other pathogens.
2. A point or place at which something originates, accumulates, or develops, such as the center around which a calculus forms.

[Latin nīdus; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

nidus

(ˈnaɪdəs)
n, pl -di (-daɪ)
1. (Zoology) the nest in which insects or spiders deposit their eggs
2. (Pathology) pathol a focus of infection
3. (Botany) a cavity in which plant spores develop
[C18: from Latin nest]
ˈnidal adj

ni•dus

(ˈnaɪ dəs)

n., pl. -di (-dī).
1. a nest, esp. one in which insects, spiders, etc., deposit their eggs.
2. any focal point in the body where bacteria or other infectious organisms tend to thrive.
[1735–45; < Latin nīdus nest]
ni′dal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nidus - a central point or locus of an infection in an organismnidus - a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
focal infection - bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere
2.nidus - a nest in which spiders or insects deposit their eggs
nest - a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
wasp's nest, wasps' nest, hornet's nest, hornets' nest - habitation for wasps or hornets
Translations

ni·dus

n. nido.
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